Is a Two-Time Loser a Good Investment?

Sandra Martinez, the GOP candidate who failed twice (2006 & 2008) to win away the 3rd Middlesex senate seat from Susan Fargo, is raising funds for another go in 2010.

Dear Friends and Supporters:

I want you to be the FIRST to know – Today I begin my run for 2010! …

In order to ensure success in this future election, I need to begin to raise funds immediately.  It will be necessary to build a war chest of $200,000 to finance an off- presidential-year election.  I appreciate your past support and hope that I can count on your continued support through 2010!

Please consider sending your most generous contribution today…

I really do admire her tenacity, and although I deleted the irrelevant parts of her letter for brevity, it was well-written and appropriately appreciative of her supporters.  Still, her plans sound quixotic at best.  How many times can she get people to throw money down the same rabbit hole?  Perhaps she, like certain others sympathetic to her views, just don’t know when to give up?

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  • Laurel

    I was curious as to why Martinez set her fundraising goal at $200K.  Maybe aim high so you can reach the middle?  Because according to the Lowell Sun, Martinez already was able to out-spend Fargo this year by over $18K.

    Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, has spent $39,850 in her re-election campaign, less than her Republican challenger Sandra Martinez of Chelmsford, who has spent $58,009.

  • Ken Pittman

    You guys are like 1-19 or something…should you give up?

  •      Laurel, I would respectfully assert that you did not refrain from posting Sandi’s entire letter for the sake of brevity & certainly not for irrelevance but rather because it contained her contact info, fundraising details, & notice of a volunteer event.  Granted, while you did heavily edit the letter at least you gave Sandi credit by saying that it was “well-written.”

    Therefore, I’ve posted the entire letter below.

    Dear Friends and Supporters:

    While the results of the 2008 election were disappointing, we hold our heads high for running a clean and positive campaign that was focused squarely on the issues.  I am proud of all of you, and humbled by your gracious support.  

    Thanks again for your efforts in support of my campaign.  With your help, I was able to win one of the largest towns in the district, and came close in several others.  In fact, my vote totals increased by 28% from 2006.  This was accomplished in the face of a tidal wave of Democrat loyalists who came out to vote in record numbers for a media-contrived presidential candidate, and voted strictly along party lines.  I am happy to say that, even though we were outnumbered in 2008, my message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability and transparency was well received by the voters.

    For those who contributed financially to the campaign effort, stood out in all kinds of weather, attended our many events throughout the district, talked to friends and neighbors, stuffed envelopes, made phone calls, put up signs, knocked on doors, helped coordinate and run events, supported me at debates, wrote letters to the editor, and always encouraged me I cannot say “Thank-you” strongly enough.

    And I want you to be the FIRST to know – Today I begin my run for 2010!

    The successes that we achieved this year came at a significant financial cost.  Your generosity, combined with my substantial personal financial investment, helped to get our message out to tens of thousands of voters.

    In order to ensure success in this future election, I need to begin to raise funds immediately.  It will be necessary to build a war chest of $200,000 to finance an off- presidential-year election.  I appreciate your past support and hope that I can count on your continued support through 2010!

    Please consider sending your most generous contribution today to

    Martinez Committee

    PO Box 233

    North Chelmsford, MA  01863  

    or go to my website and contribute online using our secure server – Click n Pledge (click on Support Sandi).  

    Thank you again for all of your support; with your help, we can win this seat in 2010!  Your gift of $5, $25, $50, $100, up to $500 will enable us to end the year on a positive note.

    *******************************************************************************************

    In addition, we are planning a few events for all of you.  This Saturday, we will gather at my home for a time to share our best memories of the campaign.  It will be casual, with munchies and beverages, and will be a time to focus on all that we accomplished together,  and begin to organize for 2010.  For us to be successful,  we need you to commit to be a part of this campaign, as we could not do it without you.

    Some of you are already excited to continue doing what you enjoyed doing this time around. Others of you are ready and anxious to take on a more involved role.  Whatever you feel your role will be, I am proud to know you, and look forward to our time of sharing this Saturday.

    We will meet at 4PM at my home at 1 Carter Drive, Chelmsford.  Please RSVP to events@sandimartinez.com, or call the HQ at 978-256-5513.

    I look forward to seeing you Saturday!

    Best!

    Sandi

    Sandi Martinez

    Candidate – State Senate 3rd Middlesex

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    I wish that more folks with one loss under their belt would return for a nother round.  Not only does their name recognition increase over time, but it tells the voters that this is something Sandra is passionate about and not willing to give up on.

    Good luck Sandra Martinez.

  • understanding of “our government” and how it is designed to work is severely lacking…..as in….your feelings have gotten in the way of understanding exactly what those checks and balances are…..as in….someone needs to take a basic “how the U.S. system works” class.  I’d say “remedial class” but I don’t think you learned it the first time.

    The court overstepped its bounds any day of the week.  They CANNOT REWRITE LAWS TO FIT THEIR IDEOLOGY.  They CAN say “this marriage law is unConstitutional” and strike down the law….but they cannot rewrite it to change and include whatever they want, thereby usurping the powers of the elected legislature and elected governor.

    The legislature gets to rewrite the law so it is not unConstitutional according to the court’s ruling….even if it means getting a State Constitutional amendment through…..and then the guvna gets to sign the law.

    In no way does or should the court have the power to rewrite the law as they see fit….that is not part of their checks and balances.

    I know…in your world, the ends justify the means and the courts have equal powers as the other branches.

    Did the vote last week to convene a Constitutional convention in CT involve homosexual marriage?  Or was it a random “Do we need to have a Constitutional Convention for no reason?” vote?

    Ballot question IS coming.